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good morning, america. breaking right now, what could be the biggest snowstorm in almost a decade. bringing with it, more than two feet of snow. on track for the northeast, right now. 14 states under winter warnings. four states on blizzard watch. sam is tracking it all. breaking year night, massive manhunt for a former cop on a killing spree in california. why the authorities say their suspect seems hell-bent on revenge. and breaking this morning, jackpot. the golden ticket for almost $250 million for last night's lottery. we'll tell you where the winner is, right now. our big announcement about robin.
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she's been setting her alarm clock earlier every day. joining us at the studio behind the scenes, joining us in the studio to get back in the prove. her doctors say she's ready. and we can't wait. when is she back on "gma"? we'll tell you this morning. good morning, america. we cannot wait to share that big announcement from robin. this is a moment we've been waiting for. a moment we've been praying for. and it is coming soon. >> soon. very soon. >> robin's been getting up early every morning, getting ready, as well. all the details are coming up. we do have a lot of breaking news this morning, as well. that scary manhunt in los angeles. and last night, at the last minute, lance armstrong agrees to cooperate with the
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anti-doping investigation. we'll have all the details on that ahead. and two of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin.
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this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big snow in northern new england. but four states have the blizzard watches out. they expect blizzard conditions. eastern long island, massachusetts, rhode island, and most of connecticut, even, going to get that situation. so, there's the two lows moving in. and this is the way we time it out. if you start with philadelphia, go to new york, and then to boston. it depends on the mixing and how powerful the storm is when it passes. philadelphia, you begin with rain. you'll end with snow on friday. you don't get the big total. new york city, you start with snow. you go to a mix of rain and ice in the middle of it. back to snow friday might. big snow. you'll get a heavier total there. boston, you'll probably end up and going and staying as snow. but the storm will explode
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beside you. you'll get the bigger totals. 12 to 24 inches. and in some cases, more than two feet of snow. we'll line it all out for you so you're not surprised by what you'll get out of the storm system. >> a whole bunch is coming. now, to the breaking details about the manhunt happening right now in california. l.a. police are racing to find one of their own. a rogue cop suspected of gunning down a popular basketball coach and her fiance. david wright is in los angeles. and there are signs this man intends to keep on killing. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's possible he may have already killed again. at this hour, an ongoing police investigation has s interstate 15. and that's what irvine police are telling our affiliate, kabc. we're hearing reports that at least three officers have been shot. one of them killed. and again, this appears to be in connection with this case. police here are on a manhunt
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this morning for a former l.a. cop who appears hell-bent on revenge. and may be targeting the families of police officers. >> today, we've identified christopher jordan dorner, as a suspect in this double-homicide. >> reporter: he's a former l.a. police officer and u.s. navy reservist. police say they believe dorner is responsible for killing monica quan, the daughter of a retired lapd captain. >> she had such a big heart. why take her away from all of us? >> reporter: the 28-year-old beloved college basketball coach was gunned down sunday, along with her fiancee, keith lawrence, while they were sitting in his car. >> a particular interest at this point in the investigation, is a multipage manifesto, in which the suspect has implicated himself. >> reporter: the document, allegedly posted by dorner on an internet message board this week, blames retired lapd captain randy quan and other officers for getting him fired
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from the department. the manifesto claims that dorner was fired for repeated abuses. it names a dozen officers, threatening to find officers' homes, their spouses' workplaces and children's schools. one posting reads, i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own, dorner writes. i'm terminating yours. >> dorner's whereabouts are currently unknown. we're considering him armed and dangerous. >> reporter: as for the ongoing investigation on the 15 freeway, there's reports from scanners that officers were trying to stop a nissan pickup truck, matching the description of the suspect vehicle. on the scene at this hour, police have been turning away cars at gun point, saying they're worried the shooter may come back. now, to the big headline overnight on lance armstrong. just hours before the deadline that would have meant he was banned from cycling for life, abc news learned that armstrong
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would, in fact, cooperate with the anti-doping investigation. and that time shortly after abc's neal karlinsky broke the news of a federal investigation into armstrong. and neal joins us now with the very latest on all of this. good morning, neal. >> reporter: amy, good morning. lance armstrong is not a man who scares easily. but sources say one thing he does fear is jail. and that may have been the motivator to finally get him in the door to speak with authorities. it is a stunning about-face. at the very last minute, just before his deadline to talk to u.s. anti-doping authorities, lance armstrong is giving in and apparently will come clean. in a statement, usada's ceo writes that armstrong wants to be part of the solution and assist in the effort to clean up the sport of cycling. the turn came just hours after abc news broke the story that federal agents are reportedly investigating armstrong for witness tampering, obstruction, and intimidation, serious
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federal crimes. allegations that armstrong threatened witnesses that planned to expose his big lie. >> the reality is that lance armstrong did not want to be a participant in any dealmaking. and he got scared. >> reporter: coming clean to authorities isn't like talking to oprah. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: armstrong will have to do what he's fought hard to avoid. testifying under oath with perjury charges at stake. the testimony could take days and will require armstrong to provide substantial assistance to investigators. meaning, he must name names, who helped him get the drugs. who helped him hide and transport them. pass the drug tests and keep the secret hidden for so long. he'll essentially have to roll over on people he seemed interested in protecting. >> planet armstrong is a dark and lonely place right now. he's got major problems. >> reporter: a pile of civil lawsuits are active, as well. including a class-action suit by
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people who bought armstrong's best-selling books. defendants knew or should have known these were fiction. u.s. doping authorities have given armstrong a two-week window to come in and talk to them. we'll see. on the possible upside for armstrong, in hopes that cooperating with authorities now will somehow give him a break and help out with some of his other, many, legal problems. george? >> good work breaking that investigation news. we're going to turn, now, to washington, where america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed to give lawmakers a secret memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to
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release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senator threatened or suggested he would filibuster brennan's nomination if they didn't get the documents. this is an indication that at today's hearing, you'll hear some tough questioning about the drone campaign. and i think the thorough conversation about the secretive but essential component of the president's war on terror. >> it's coming at a time when yesterday the iranians released a video they say came from a u.s. drone that they captured. this may be a major intelligence coup for the iranians. >> reporter: it may be. but we have no way to confirm that this video came from a u.s. drone that went down in 2011 over iran. but what top officials and our experts have been looking at this overnight and say there is reason to believe that this video came from a stealth drone. not the regular drones. this is a highly-classified
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drone that went down over iran in 2011. the u.s. was so concerned at the time, they considered a secret mission into iran to destroy it so they wouldn't be able to get information off of it. now, it looks like possibly iranians got information off the drone. >> we'll be working hard to verify that. jon karl, thanks very much. let's go to josh and news of that perhaps mega airline. >> it is a merger to be sure. reports of the big deal in the airline industry that will affect all of us who fly. we're going to get to abc news' senior national correspondent, jim avila, with the very latest. good morning to you, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. according to press reports and sources, the merger between american, the third-largest airline, and u.s. airways, the fourth-largest, could happen officially as early as next week. together, they would be the country's largest carrier. most believe the new airline would keep the american logo, since it's best-known. and american just revealed a new look, which it's unlikely to get
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rid of so soon. management is expected to be largely from u.s. airways. what would this mean for the passenger? frequent fliers should be able to use the miles on both airlines. it could mean higher prices because of less competition. the passengers will notice few changes immediately. it will take about a year, maybe more, for the merger to be complete. josh? >> thank you, jim. and congratulations to you. a major setback in the nuclear standoff with iran. iran's supreme leader has rejected a proposal for direct talks with the u.s. he issued a statement that talks will not solve any problems, end quote. and here at home, a discovery that could explain the sharp increase in the number of whooping cough cases, a disease especially dangerous for children. researchers have just discovered the first u.s. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine. this has been the worst year for the disease in more than six
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decades. and the boy scouts are under new pressure after postponing their decision on whether to lift their ban on gay members. hundreds of scouts, parents and pastors who support the ban, held a rally and prayer vigil outside the scout headquarters in texas. this delay came as a blow to gay rights activists who now have to wait until may for a decision. and in san diego, a man who hit the gas instead of the brake, landed in a precarious position. teetering 20 feet in the air, between a building and a parking garage. a tow truck crew later wrapped a big, heavy strap around the car to slowly pull it out. you see the driver there. maybe a little nervous. but definitely not hurt. and last night's powerball jackpot, worth a staggering $217 million. speaking of luck, guess what? one lucky person won it. all we know is he or she, perhaps they, if there was a
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pool involved, bought the ticket near richmond, virginia. if they take the lump sum, they'll get a cool $136 million. wow. >> good week's work. >> thank you, josh. now, to a startling caught-on-camera story, revealing what some police officers are really doing on the job. brand-new video just released from an investigation. and it shows police officers slacking off, shirking duty, even ignoring urgent cars. abc's john schriffen has the details. >> 5-month-old. not alert. >> reporter: when the call comes in to help an unconscious 5-month-old, this on-duty miami-dade police officer is supposed to spring into action. >> 341. >> reporter: but this newly released hidden camera video, shows the officer doesn't budge from his seat. what's more? that's his supervisor sitting right next to him. >> the idea of not going to a call, honestly, just never crosses your mind. that's not so much about being a
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bad cop. that's about being a bad human being. >> reporter: according to an internal police investigation, launched in 2010, just hours earlier, the same officer ignored an armed robbery in progress. >> i'm in the area. and i'll advise when i get to the residence. >> reporter: instead of landing a hand at the scene, he had his arms wrapped around his girlfriend, who allegedly met him on the job on numerous occasions. over the course of two years, five officers and a sergeant were secretly watched while on the clock. taking care of other business, like shopping at target and visiting family outside of the district. >> what's troubling is really, basically, they're taking advantage of their own officers. not only are they not providing services to the residences. >> reporter: two officers and the sergeant have been fired. the other three, suspended. we reached out to the officers and reached out to the one seen here kissing his girlfriend. he has no comment.
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all three who were stripped of their badges are appealing to get their jobs back. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, miami. >> i guess we know there are police officers on the job doing their job, too. they pick up their slack. there's a lot of good ones out there. we're going to turn to new jersey governor chris christie speaking out about the third time about his weight. he's been funny at times. but this time, christie was plain angry. lashing out at president clinton's white house doctor. dan harris has the story. >> she must be a genius. >> reporter: chris christie lampooning dr. connie marianmar who weighed in about his weight making him a time bomb. >> my 12-year-old son comes to me and says, are you going to die? if she wants to get to a plane and come to new jersey and examine me, i'll have a conversation with her about that. until that time, she should shut up. >> reporter: dr. mariano fired back in a statement. it doesn't take a physician to
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look at him and observe he is overweight. it is sad that he cannot take my advice. and instead, chose to attack me personally. but some doctors we spoke with agreed with the governor. when you look at him, do you think he's a ticking time bomb? >> i think it's really very judgmental to have a strong conviction when you have no innate knowledge of his level of activity, his level of fitness. >> bring it, fat boy. >> he's not sure if he's going to run for re-election next year. i'll collapse that bridge when i get to it. >> reporter: the governor has employed a range of tactics for dealing with public discussion of his size. eating a doughnut on letterman. and chatting with oprah, who has had battles with her weight. >> it's like a drug for me. >> i think it's probably something similar for me. i just, you know, find myself just eating all the wrong things. >> reporter: now, he is showing that aside from humor and humility, he is willing to use another weapon in the ongoing discussion over his weight, his
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withering verbal skills. >> this is just another hack who wants five minutes on tv. >> reporter: for "good morning america," dan harris, abc news, new york. >> you can see, he was hot yesterday with that. let's get the weather, now, from sam. >> we're going to walk over to the three monitors if the cameras will follow me. we're going to set it up for you. this is the northern system where the rain is pulling out of wichita, omaha, and hits old air. it turns into snow. and we're getting reports of snow in michigan right now. this is the northern part of the system. the southern part has been causing big rains in the deep south. earlier this morning, there was a tornado warning in southern louisiana. this will get going as rain. and later, it will phase. to the northern of the screen, that's exactly -- if you pan up. that's where we have the snowfall totals. looking at six to eight inches in new york city. 12 to 24 in boston. when you get into maine, blizzard warnings in four states. we're getting reports of the heavier snow moving out of michigan. if you want to time it out in
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your area, a friday event for most locations. stay up with your local abc stations for all the information on this big snow system. "good morning maryland," i'm meteorologist lynette charles. and we're starting off on a cold note this morning. temperatures in the 20s. as we go throughout the day, we'll be at 40 degrees that's below average and the clouds will continue to increase. mostly cloudy skies. as we go through the evening that's when we'll begin to see a wintry mix across the area.
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you'll wake up to a wintry mix and that will switch over to rain throughout the day on friday. but as we end on saturday, we could be seeing some light snow and it's going to be very windy. have a great day. >> mildest city of that list was brought to you by target. the rain that moves through south georgia is necessary. there's serious drought conditions in georgia. >> sam, thank you. coming up, pour another cup of coffee. you see robin getting ready for her big return right there. her doctors say she is ready right now. when is she back on "gma"? she made lara happy. plus, a bombshell day in court in that breakup murder trial. jodi arias' shocking testimony on the stand. how she says her ex-boyfriend really treated her. also ahead, mega, whopping siren slashed "deals & steals." huge, with whistles. sirens.
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and a good morning to you, i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. here's are the stories we're working on for you this morning. the mug shot of the man that police say killed a woman in owings mills has been released and this is it. he is accused of stabbing katie haydell to death. her body was found in a home shortly after 10:00 tuesday
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nigh. two children were found inside that home. but police say they were not hurt. they do say that he had a relationship with haydell but they're in the elaborating on the nature of it. time now for a check of the forecast. things could be changing in the hours to come. let's go over to lynette and see what's going on. >> you're right charlie but you know what? right now temperatures are coming in another 26 degrees in -- at 26 degrees in mount airy. we are cold and you do need to bundle up this morning. but we are dry this morning. lots of cloud cover but change is on the way like you said. the satellite and radar two systems. one to the north and one to the south if they will phase together and with that we will get in on some rain as we go throughout the day tomorrow. but by tonight we'll start with the wintry mix that will continue early in the morning. so your commute home is going to be a little bit on the rough side. and as we slide up further to the north though they will be dealing with blizzard conditions across that area. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynned. we are dealing with several
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accidents in baltimore city. we have a crash on lock haven boulevard at -- loch raven boulevard at cold spring lane. do expect heavy delays on 895 as well due to a disabled car southbound right past lombard street. traveling southbound from route 43. down to the beltway. and here's what 695 looks like in parkville. at harford road, outer loop very slow. as you make the push up to providence road. megan and charlie, over to you. more news, weather and traffic coming up for you in about half an hour. >> we'll see you then. in the meantime you can always to go to for more information. we'll be right back.
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♪ happy music and happy robin. how great to see her back home this weekend. that was the start of her gratitude tour, thanking family and friends down in the gulf coast, for all their prayers and support this last few months. robin had a big thank you for all of them. and she cannot wait to come back to "gma" to pay a big thank you to all of you, our "gma" family who has been with her every step of the way. that's coming up soon. we've been showing you some of her dry runs over the past couple weeks. setting that alarm clock earlier and earlier. coming to the studio on some mornings to get ready. this morning, the big news we have been waiting for. we have the date that robin is going to return to her anchor chair at "good morning america." she met with her doctors. they've cleared her to come back
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to the show, wednesday february 20th. that's exactly five months to the day she had her bone marrow transplant. and that is so soon. and it is so great. and, robin, i know you are watching right now. you've really got to stay tuned for this because a lot of people are very, very happy for you. take a look. >> robin roberts is coming back to her show. >> oh. >> robin roberts is coming back to the show. >> oh, my god. >> welcome back, girlfriend. >> welcome. >> hi, robin. welcome back. >> welcome back, robin. yay. >> hey, robin. want to say welcome back. >> welcome back, robin. >> robin, i love you. god bless you. >> welcome back, robin roberts. >> welcome back. and we love you. mwah. >> i miss you so much. >> i'm delighted to know that robin is coming back on the air. we have missed you.
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>> we love you. >> welcome back, robin. [ applause ] >> that's a stand up. >> agreed. >> all right. between now and then, and now, it's going to feel like it takes forever. between now and the 20th, we're going to bring you the best stories about her recovery, her journey, how remarkable it's been. and obviously, how many lives it has touched. >> i still have just chills watching that video. it's the nicest thing. can i step up? really. i am standing. here's the deal. you need to know that robin will be back on an abbreviated schedule. her doctors want her to edge into this. but eventually, we'll get her five days a week. first, we won't get her the full week. >> but the doctors have given
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her the green light to come back. our countdown for robin's return is officially on, everybody. hope you'll join with us and say welcome back. >> way to go. >> less than two weeks. it will be here before you know it. we're very excited for robin to come back. we do have, however, a lot more ahead here. and another reason to clap, perhaps. huge mega "deals & steals." we'll show you how you can get an astonishing 87% off the things you love. 87%. >> practically free. >> i know, robin, the first time we did that, what's with the sirens? that's in honor of you. the siren is back. so is superstar singer, kelly clarkson. she's revealing the details on the wedding she's planning and her beautiful love story. we'll have that coming up, george. >> that is exciting. we have a lot coming up. first, we have more on the breakup murder trial. defendant jodi arias on the stand for her third-straight
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day, giving explicit details about the relationship with the man she killed. is she convincing jurors she killed in self-defense? ryan owens is here with the details. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. day three on the stand. and jodi arias has gotten nowhere near talking about the day she repeatedly stabbed and shot her ex-boyfriend. and it's not clear how anything she's said on the stand so far has helped her case of self-defense. >> why don't you come up and take the stand, please. >> reporter: jodi arias' third day on the witness stand was straight out of a soap opera. >> it was just really physical. >> reporter: in excruciating and often explicit detail, the admitted killer told the jury about her early days of her relationship with travis alexander, back in 2006. >> i'm getting a lot of attention. but only while we're engaging in sexual activity. and then, we check out. and he takes off. and i kind of felt like -- like
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a prostitute, sort of. >> reporter: she's trying to convince the jury alexander treated her like a secret, a throwaway sex object, that he controlled in the years leading up to his brutal murder in june of 2008. she testified she converted to the devout mormon faith just a month after she met him. >> who baptized you into the mormon faith? >> travis baptized me. >> reporter: that baptism included a vow of chastity. but after the ceremony, when they were still in their church clothes, alexander urged her to violate that vow. she started to cry as she detailed that encounter. >> i wanted to. but i didn't stop him. >> reporter: one of alexander's sisters rolled her eyes. >> i went with his agenda, i guess. >> reporter: though she said she killed in self-defense, she admits all of the trysts were
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c consent wall. they dated exclusively in 2007. and on valentine's day, he sent her a shirt and shorts with his name on it. but arias testified at the time she got the gift on valentine's day, she thought it was cute. so, the jury that was so riveted to this testimony, her testimony on the first day, day and a half, is now starting to look bored. and she is nowhere near done. amy? >> all right. ryan owens with the very latest. for more, let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. it was day three of testimony. and it looks like she has more. and we haven't gotten to cross-examination yet. are you surprised by how long this is taking? >> yeah. some people say it's a death penalty case, as a result, they have to let her put on the entirety of her case. i don't think that's the issue. i think there may have been a plan here, in effect, a legal filibuster, to make sure that the jurors leave for the weekend
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with just the direct examination. remember, there's no testimony today or friday. so, the jurors have now had three days of direct testimony only, no cross-examination. they go home for the weekend. they think about the case. they're thinking about her direct examination. her attorneys may have planned this to make sure that that's exactly what happened. >> she is giving a minute-by-minute account of things that happened four years ago. >> that's why. i can't explain why all -- i understand why a lot of the testimony is relevant. i can't explain why all of it is relevant, which is why i'm starting to think there's some -- >> strategy. >> strategy here. >> and let's talk about the explicit nature of this testimony. we can't touch it here on morning television. graphic details, graphic photos being shown to the jury. what impact does that have? >> they're trying to say he was controlling her sexually and through religion. the question about the impact depends on whether the jurors believe her. it becomes really important exactly how she's describing it.
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she seems nervous at times. she's trying to seem uncomfortable. if the jurors don't believe that reaction, that's a big problem. if the jurors do believe that, that's entirely helpful. so, while we talk about the graphic nature and the salacious nature of the testimony, actually, the way she's responding to it becomes even more important. >> all right. there will be much, much more to tell. >> the cross-examination is still coming, next week. >> dan abrams, thank you very much. time, now, for the weather. and sam champion, a lot to talk about, too, sam. >> we also have some fog that was -- yesterday, we had so much of the country with heavy fog. oklahoma city was one of those areas. yesterday, at the zero visibility point, a good part of the country. today, we're looking at more like a quarter-mile in that region. we have the warm temperatures. the long nights this time of year. fog, almost always develops in these situations. we're looking at 61 degrees in oklahoma city. dallas, about 74. houston, about 74. new orleans, at 72. we've had powerful thunderstorms in the deep south.
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about whether he performed all of his community service or skipped out on some of it. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> reporter: chris brown, the bad boy of r&b, was back in a los angeles court wednesday, confronting his latest legal troubles after his admitted 2009 assault of off/on again girlfriend, pop star, rihanna, who surprisingly showed up to stand by her man. reportedly, even blowing brown a kiss. in june 2009, after pleading guilty to beating his famous girlfriend, brown was sentenced to five years probation and more than 1,000 hours of community labor. cleaning up trash and removing graffiti in virginia. brown insists he did the work. but prosecutors say he didn't. and although not asking for jail time, want brown to perform the labor in l.a. >> with the victim present, public relations-wise, it looks good. but it also might signal an
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attempt to manipulate the judge. and any decision he makes with respect to the community service hours. >> reporter: prosecutors also question whether brown has truly overcome his anger management issues. citing a reported recent parking lot brawl with singer frank ocean. brown's lawyer denies all the allegati allegations. >> i've never had a client who has been tortured by a d.a.'s office, on probation, like chris brown has. >> reporter: meantime, rihanna says she no longer feels brown is a danger. the singer now tells "rolling stone" the couple's reconciliation is nobody's business. rihanna explained, quote, i wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. as for whether brown made his own mistakes on probation, he won't face that music until he returns to court in april. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. and straight ahead, a "play of the day."
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right then. here's "the play of the day." >> early contender play of the year. take a look. 3-year-old madeline, her first train ride. >> what's coming? >> a train. >> are we going to ride the train? >> yeah. look at how close it was. oh, my goodness. >> oh. that is the greatest. well, she was 3 there. she's almost 5 now. madeline, joined by her parents, daniel and sara from nashville, tennessee. daniel, i know you woke up to 50 e-mails in the inbox yesterday. your daughter's gone viral. how is it? >> yes. it's crazy. we're having a lot of fun with it. we're enjoying it. it's fun. >> what's it like for her to watch?
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>> you know, it's kind of surreal. she looks at it like, yeah. i remember that. but in terms of understanding what viral means or that 800,000 people have viewed it, that's lost on her. >> i got to tell you, on behalf of all of us, we saw this yesterday. it's just testament to how we could wish we could freeze them at that age and make them stay forever. listen, guys. thanks for getting up early today. and thank you for being the cutest thing we've seen. >> love the outfit. >> thanks, madeline. >> thank you. coming up, mega "deals & steals."
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good morning, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. here are a few of the top stories for you on this house morning. a vigil is happening tonight for a teenager killed in harford county. 21-year-old garfield smith third quarter has been arrested in connection -- iii has been arrested in connection with the shootings, the proposal increases the number of voting centers in general. but right now it's time for a check of the forecast with meteorologist lynette charles. >> in kent child this morning. we can see what's going on and we have plenty of cloud cover out there. this is going to continue right through the day. and we're also going to be
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dealing with temperatures this morning coming in in the 20s. 9 degrees in ole -- 29 degrees in ellicott city. more of the same in edgewood with 27. but the bigger story is through the overnight tonight and what's to come into tomorrow morning. we're waiting for these two storms to come together. and once they do we'll drop a wintry mix at that time. and then switch all over to rain as we head towards tomorrow. so looking ahead, we do have blizzard conditions as you slide further into new england. be prepared for that and you might want to rethink your travel plans until maybe sunday. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, you will want to expect heaviedlies on 95 -- delays on 795 all due a crash southbound just past lombard vote. two more in the city. one of loch raven boulevard at cold spring lane and another on york road at belvedere. on 695 we have a disabled car in parkville on the outer loop at harford road. and here's a look at the delay that will be slow up to towson. west side also jammed here at liberty road. outer loop moving slowly all the way down to route 40.
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that's a look at your traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. all right, stay with us because in 30 minutes we'll have another news, weather and traffic update for you. >> time now to go back to new york for more of "good morning america." but as always you can stay with us on twitter, facebook and stay safe out there.
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♪ and d.j. kiss and d.j. mos upstairs. and robin is coming back to "gma" on february 20th, exactly five months after her bone marrow transplant. she sent out a blog post right now. hallelujah. i'm looking forward to thanking you for your many prayers and well-wishes. your compassion. talking to all of our "gma" viewers has been an enormous sense of comfort for me and my family. it's great right now to have amy robach here. >> five months. amazing.
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>> what a comeback. >> so proud of her. also, it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. great bargains. >> tory, let's go. we hear the sirens. it's time for a flash deal. sit down, stand up. what do we have? >> mega mania here. we have an amazing audience that's something a ball. it's fitting that our for first deal comes from send a ball. you can send gum balls with a personalized message on top. and we have hotties in the house to reveal what the deal is. normally, depending on what you spend, $22 to $24. we have it slashed to 12 bucks to be able to send somebody gum balls. go to on yahoo! to get all of the details. sam? >> tory, i can't. as soon as you said it was a
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superdeal, i'm on josh has a gumball machine in his office. and she's arguably one of the most popular reality moms in america. it's momma june. she is slimming down right now. that's a big deal for anybody. we're going to talk to her. and we have superstar kelly clarkson on the show. revealing details on her wedding plans and how she found love. and three lucky ladies are testing out a red-hot hairstyle technique. and these are straight from the red carpet. there's rachel zoe, you guys. she is the style guru behind it all. we'll have that. >> that's coming up. first, the news from josh. >> we're going to start with breaking news out of southern california. police there are searching on the ground and from the air for one of their former colleagues wanted for murder.
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the suspected gunman on the run is christopher jordan dorner. you see him there. a former police officer and navy reservist. police say he could be connected to three shootings. dorner was accused of killing two people last weekend, including the daughter of a retired lapd captain and her fiance. authorities say dorner wrote a manifesto implicating himself in sunday's killings and threatening to kill officers, apparently carrying out a grudge after he was fired from the department. we will be closely watching this story throughout the day and have updates as they become available. in washington, it could be a rough day for the man president obama has chosen to take over the cia. john brennan's confirmation hearings begin this morning, one day after the white house handed over classified documents that lay out the administration's legal justification for drones to kill american terror
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suspects. brennan can be expected to be drilled on his role as the chief architect as the drone program. there's word this morning that american airlines and u.s. airways may announce a merger deal as early as next week. the combined airline would be the nation's largest. and is expected to keep american's name. and one year from today, the olympic winter games begin in sochi russia. but apparently preparations are not on schedule. vladimir putin just fired a top olympic organizer after hearing about construction delays there. and another big concern, won't be any snow. sochi is in far southern russia. and has been quite warm this winter as it was last winter. putin is promising they'll have a backup plan. i have to believe that means snow. lance armstrong is giving in this morning. at the last minute he decided to come clean to u.s. anti-doping authorities and cooperate with their investigation. his testimony under oath could help him win a reduction in his
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lifetime ban from sports. and finally, imagine how much money you would have been paid if every time you checked your work e-mail from home or took a call from the boss after hours you got a little cash. a chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he's entitled to overtime pay because the boss expects him to check his blackberry when he's off-duty. at least one expert says -- maybe violates federal labor law, which is to say we may have all won the lottery, people. cash for all. >> hello, overtime. >> wait a second, everybody. drinks are on me. the man might have a case. >> he does have a good point. all right, everybody. i was working on it for days. let's get to it. ryan gosling, so great in front of the camera.
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now, he will make his directing debut. he has made a smart casting choice, he wants to keep the girlfriend happy. gosling has cost eva mendes in "how to catch a monster." she's also a terrific actress. the surreal story has already set the star christina hendrix, as a mother of two who is pulled into a dark underworld. production, set to begin this spring. >> or she may have said you're not working alone with christina hendricks. she may have said that. >> really. >> i'm just guessing. >> you're stirring it up. >> you really are. it's the in thing to do. another mainstream brand hiring an upscale designer. diet coke has done it. fashion designer mark jacobs has been hired to give the brand a face-lift. as new creative director, he didn't waste any time releasing
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these photos of himself drinking a diet coke. that's a face-lift. >> is that really him? >> he works out. >> that's him. he's ripped. he made a new commercial for diet coke. he'll design limited edition of bottles and cans. and i pity the fool who doesn't follow mr. t. on twitter. the actor and professional pittier of fools just joined. he has a new youtube show called "ask mr. t.," where he helps solve your problems. his first task on his new program was helping a nice man named nigel fix the copier machine at nigel's workplace. he offered these words of wisdom. mr. t. never hates a fool for being a fool. he just pities them. >> that's an important
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differentiation. and additions to the star-studded lineup. charlize theron, joseph gordon levitt, and channing tatum, to appear at the academy awards. they've been announced, not as presenters. as special appearances. no word on exactly what they'll be doing. i would not, however, be opposed to a "magic mike" tribute. if they can't get it together, we have one more team. we could do our own "magic mike" tribute, as we did with magic josh and magic lara. and magic sam. just an idea for you, seth and the oscar team. check those out. oscars are february 24th on abc. >> can we just never see that again? >> i doubt that. >> probably not. >> i doubt that. sam, how about some weather? >> or could we see it every day? every day. that's what i'm saying.
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every day. good morning, folks. we're out here in times square. basically, a large crowd blocking the cold wind from hitting me. thank you for being here. tell me your name. >> cali. >> and? >> terra. >> where are you from? >> we go to fordham university. >> that's five blocks north of here. it's amazing you could get up early and make it all the way down here from fordham. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to share with you. outside. we're going to take a picture out of chicagoland. this is earlier this morning. freezing ice and rain advisories. check out the sliding on the road. that's i-94 inbound chicago. there's going to be delays because of that. they're getting a little combination of rain, ice and snow. and they'll get more during the day today. two storms phase off the eastern seaboard. they really get together. when they do, they explode into a stronger storm. blizzard warnings in four states. winter watches and warnings in
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14 states. albany, 12 to 18 inches of snow. how would you like six to eight inches of snow here in new york city? it's possible. no? no? you don't -- no? i mean, i'm getting a little shot of winter. >> it's going to be a different picture in times square tomorrow morning. i'll bet not all of you get up and come visit us then. let's go inside to -- >> lara.
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>> thank you. here's a look, first, at our "gma morning menu." momma june slims down. how she says she lost over 100 pounds. and kelly clarkson is revealing new details about her upcoming wedding. and her dream dress. tory johnson is with our audience. it's mega "deals & steals." i'm so excited. siren, please? >> here we go, baby. get ready. this is an solution that's proven to clear acne in 24 hours. for this price, you want it, too. normally, this is $49. slashed in half for "gma" viewers. $24.50. go to on yahoo! to get all of the details. lara, you have to get up here. >> i'll be up soon enough. we have "deals & steals" coming up. live on "gma," here in times square. [ female announcer ] coffee-mate natural bliss.
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in fact, she didn't notice until her clothes no longer fit. >> food fight. >> reporter: in tlc's hit reality show, "here comes honey boo boo," they're famous for sketti. and go-go juice. but honey boo boo's momma june has lost 100 pounds. take a look. momma june in 2011, at 365 pounds. and momma june now. she tells tmz she shed 102 pounds over the last year, without dieting, pills, surgery, or going to the gym. >> this isiet ever. it's basically, do nothing. the show has kept her so active, she didn't realize it so first. and she said her clothes started to feel bigger on her. >> reporter: always one to embrace her weight, the family even tracked it in season one. >> y'all ready? y'all ready? you much is this scale going to say?
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>> "e." >> reporter: it's such a dramatic weight loss possible without a lifestyle change? at perry's boot camp, this trainer weighs in. >> when you're obese, weight comes off quickly. she could be burning 2,000 calories a day, from being active and getting her out of her comfort zone of sitting on the couch and watching tv. >> reporter: you're buying it? >> i'm buying it. >> reporter: the matriarch may be shrinking. but her empire is growing. an estimated $15,000 to $20,000 episode. they're not living large. and momma june deposits the profits into a trust fund for her girls. >> they are who you see on tv. that's why people accept them so much. >> when this gets over, they will be calling me, sexy momma baby. >> reporter: momma june says she wants to keep going. has a goal weight around 200. but doesn't plan on buying a new wardrobe yet because she doesn't
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want to chance it. >> she is making a lot of smart choices. >> reporter: they're not buying a new house. but they bought a used car. >> moving around, you know, if you keep yourself active, you can really help yourself stay a little healthier. >> that's right. >> reporter: i'm going to move now. it was a big year for superstar kelly clarkson. nominated for three grammy awards. and guess what? she's planning her wedding, as well. she talked to "people" magazine about all of the details, including her dream dress, how she found love when she was least expecting it. abc's diana perez has the story. ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ ♪ stand a little taller >> reporter: in her monster hit, "stronger," she talks about bouncing back after breakups. but in her latest interview with "people" magazine, kelly clarkson opens up about how she's never been in love. that is, until she met her fiance, music manager, brandon blackstock. >> i never thought i'd really get married.
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so, it's kind of cool. i fell in love. and i'm getting married. it's kind of a lot to plan, though. i'm going to be honest with you. ♪ because we belong together >> reporter: the songstress first met blackstock seven years ago. but he was married at the time. and they reconnected at last year's super bowl and have been together ever since. she tells "people," i was dating skinny jeans and needed wranglers. then, she met him. blackstock designed the engagement ring that bares the couple's initials. they plan to have an earthy wedding at their nashville home. >> she's much more confident. and now that she's in love and engaged, she's really happier than ever. >> reporter: the 30-year-old bride-to-be says the wedding gown is my personality in a dress. it's sweetly damaged. a little rock 'n' roll.
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a little tattered. so far, 2013 is already shaping up to be clarkson's year. first, she sang at president obama's inauguration. ♪ >> reporter: she's nominated for three grammys later this month. she's finishing two albums and gearing up for a summer tour. at this rate, clarkson will barely have time to catch her breath. for "good morning america," diana perez, abc news, new york. >> i love that kelly clarkson. the latest issue of "people" magazine hits newsstands nationwide tomorrow. josh? lara? sam? take it away. >> all right. here we go. are you ready? >> great. first of all, what a beautiful crowd. thank you all for being here. everybody's excited for "gma's" mega "deals & steals." and not just because that means
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as we just heard, so many more ahead and on through "gma live!" which happens after the big show today. you logon and get them because this stuff is already going. sam's plugged in. that -- >>
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and a good morning to you, i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle. here's the stories we're working on for you this morning. today you can pay your respects to delegate hattie harrison. she passed away last week at the age of 84. harrison had been a member of the house of delegates since 1973. >> she'll lay in state in annapolis at st. anne episcopal parish today from noon to 4:00. and it's 8:27 right now. a check on your weather as you head out the door. what can people expect lynette? it will be dry for today. >> let's start with the temperatures where we are looking at 27 degrees in westminster. ballston at 29. sparrows point coming in at 29- degrees this morning as well. but we are going to be dealing with some rain coming in from the south and then we have some snow to the north.
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these two will phase together and what we'll get out of it for the most part is the rain. for the tonight we have a wintry mix and that's torment morning too. -- tomorrow morning too. blizzard conditions to new england and this is seven day forecast as the wind will really pick up as we head into saturday on the backside of that system. it could end as some light snow but not a lot of accumulation. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, we are toll roling a serious -- following a serious crash on 95 in harford county. now shut down at 543 on northbound lanes. more problems on 895 where we're dealing with a crash right on the shoulder of the southbound lanes another lombard street and a lot of congestion on 695. here's a look in parkville at harford road. outer loop moving slowly up to towson and west side also jammed here at liberty road. you will have some delays traveling down to interstate 70. we have a crash on westbound route 40 at 70 as well. megan and charlie, over to you. all right, more news, weather and traffic coming up for you in about half an hour. >> we'll see you then. in the meantime we're going to
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send you back to new york for more of "good morning america." have a great day.
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"deals & steals." >> you go hide. spare you from having to get behind here. >> we should remind everyone, only has supplies last. all of the codes on all the promo codes and links are there. >> let's get started. we're going to move away from the first one because lara is modeling our first deal. she is a girl who knows the benefit of having the sleekest tips and toes. this is a pedicure kid from julep. it's an amazing small business based in seattle. you'll find this stuff in sephora. but not anywhere for this price. regularly, all these items are $141. this is our biggest deal yet. 80% savings. slashed to 28 bucks. this is good. this is a good brand.
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let's see if josh does -- let's see if josh can do as good a job as you. let's pull this away and reveal what josh is wearing. he's so excited about this. yikes. okay. may 28th, this amazing company where you can put any photo you want into the watch face. he has gorgeous pictures of sarina. >> actually, and a gorgeous picture of lara and tory, come on. >> so cute of us. it's an amazing company. it's normally $44. but this one, too, is slashed in half. $22. buy it by going to and you have one month to make your watches. it's really fun. amazing. >> i want you to have this. >> thank you. >> amy, ready for your close-up? josh, you want to -- >> i'll let the hottie do it. >> you'll let the hottie. >> i want tom to get his money's
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worth. so, this is so cool. this is a phone that's bluetooth enabled. you can walk around looking cool or cooky. you can be 30 feet from any bluetooth device. >> she's right here. hang on. just a second. normally, from native union. this is normally $50. slashed in half, 25 bucks. take your pick. sam, here we go. oh, yeah. sam is so ready for his close-up, now that he has used his wrinkle cream. so, sam has never met a camera he doesn't like. and this is one from canon, from our friends at office max. he's good to go.
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people would wish you came with the camera. but the digital camera is regularly $250. they're having way more fun than i bet you will at home. but slashed by 60%. 100 bucks, plus free shipping for that camera. nice. and last but not at least, we have an exclusive mega deal. these are some serious mega watches. >> i like that. >> these are mega watches from sterile sterling. these range from $345. slashed hugely by more than 80% for "gma" viewers. $55. and not just the two on my wrists. as we said, all day today, all day today, until 10:00 p.m. tonight, every hour at on yahoo! we have exclusive deals, plus what we're going to show you on "gma live!" >> we want to thank all of the companies that provided all these great deals.
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all of the details, on yahoo! all the codes are going to be right there. and also, online only, some bonus deals. we'll post a new deal every hour on the hour online, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. check back all day long. on yahoo! sam, you know, you're having so much fun doing the "zoolander" sequel. i'm going to walk over here and do weather. so, these gorgeous people, as they crank up the jams a little bit. we'll talk about our twitter and facebook pictures. here's what it looks like outside. we know it because you send us the pictures. north dakota, a little bit of snow in that area. north carolina, a little freezing fog. can you turn the camera over here so i can see the monitor a little bit? you have it up here for me. thank you. here's where the heavier rain. two systems today. one cruising the north. one cruising the south, dropping big rain. they get together on the east coast.
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this is a friday-to-saturday snowmaker. the southern one is delivering big hits of rain today and some active thunderstorms and thunder showers. when they get together, and they do, it depends on how close you are to the storm and how much rain mixes in and changes in. washington, you're getting mostly rain. philly, you're getting a little bit of mix, that will knock that snow total down. new york city, you're in the middle. you'll collect some snow friday night. into boston, portland, you're getting what may be an all-snow event and a big snow event, even with blizzard watches out. do pay attention to your local abc stations. there's the map. it does all the work. you relax, my friend, because you're watching "goo
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we're back, now, with superstar stylist, rachel zoe. she's here to tell us about her latest venture. the empire continues. this is a new blow dry bar. this is a place where you can get fabulous updos and styles in 20 minutes or less. nothing more than $40, correct? >> correct. >> we're going to look at the styles and spring looks from rachel's line that are available in stores right now. we welcome you. i don't know how you have time. >> i -- listen. not a whole lot happens before this hour. >> i know. >> you know what i mean? >> welcome to our world. >> i have so much respect for you guys. i am so tired. >> on top of the blow dry empire. you have jewelry. a fall line at fashion week.
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everything going on. and the most important thing is a beautiful, healthy little boy. >> oh, he's watching right now, actually. >> hi, skylar. i know you dress some of the most important women in the entertainment industry. we love seeing how you turn them out. but i love the way you dress your little boy. >> thank you. that's fun at its best. that's styling at its height for me. >> does he go with it? >> now, he loves it. he'll be, hat, mommy. boots, boots. no, this one. it's just so cute. and i like -- now, i want him to start to make his own choices. so, i lay out five things. i'm like, stripes, blue, black. he's like this one, brown one. >> it's garanimals, by rachel zoe. should i tell her the truth about what's about to happen? soon, he's only going to want to wear guess t-shirts. >> this is why i'm doing this.
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i'm aware of this. and i know that in about a year or two, it's going to be all about athletic uniforms. no, mom. now, i'm just -- >> live vicariously through your son. >> i'm going to do it as long as i can. >> we talked about dream dry. >> dream dry. >> we've got some of the models wearing, not only your spring line. but also some of the dos you can get. >> okay. so, this is one of my favorites. this style is called -- i named all of these styles after sort of some of my favorite icons that we all know and love. this is called the sleek audrey. and this is clearly like a polished top knob. this is a full suit from my spring collection, bag and shoes and everything. and this is your perfect go to work, go to a meeting, go to a dinner. this can go anywhere. this can even go black tie. >> i love it. this is one of the dos you can get at dream dry. where are dream drys?
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>> the first is on 21st between fifth and sixth. we're opening one uptown soon. >> going global. let's see the next look. thank you so much. that was the audrey look. now, the next model -- this is very rachel zoe. glamorous, effortless. >> it's very romantic. this is called the julia. this is a waterfall braid. you can see it from the back. turn a little bit. yes. this braid is woven through the hair. and this is wear to a weekend. wear it to a wedding. whenever you want to go, this is your classic bohemian. >> and the reason you got into hair is the hair is the ensemble. >> if the hair is wrong, your whole outfit is garbage. really, it's hair and makeup. hair, makeup. they are accessories in themselves. >> i love this dress. >> this is one of my favorites.
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super flattering. this is one of our favorite dresses. this is girls night out. go to a party. this has i need to dance in this dress. and it's plain cool. this is one of my favorites called the bardot. >> bardot, baby. three of our producers we love so much get the rachel zoe treatment. >> yeah. >> we have before pictures of them, before they got their dream dry. and now, we have them postdream dry. take a look. our "gma" producers. >> look at those. >> supermodels. >> tell me quickly. what's her hairstyle? >> is that a bardot? >> this is more of a farrah. the middle is our fishtail braids. and then, this one is the sofia, which is a little more, like, volumey. >> it has a '60s look.
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>> correct. >> you look gorgeous. rachel zoe, from head-to-toe. and you can get details on where you find these looks and the hair, all on on yahoo! thank you, rachel. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> we're going to talk oscars coming up. coming up next, toni braxton, the grammy-winning singer, branching out. starring in a new movie. and "gma live!" we have [ stefan ] with a cold or flu, nighttime nasal congestion
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welcome back. and we are very lucky to have grammy award winning singer and reality tv star, toni braxton. she is here with us this morning. she is also starring in a new lifetime movie that premieres this weekend.
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you have a sneak peek for us. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. this is great. >> we're going to talk about the movie in a moment. you had a health scare back in november. you have lupus. you look better. you feel great, i know. but every day's a little different. >> every day is a little challenging. today is a good day. i was diagnosed with lupus a couple years ago, in 2008. i had microvascular disease. and i had blood clots. it was a little scary. you have blood clots. very fortunate they diagnosed it early. >> can you slow down? >> i was forced to slow down then. but sometimes it's challenging being a mom and a working mom. we forget to listen to the signs from your body. i'm going to do better listening to my body. >> now, we want to hear all about your new movie. it's called "twist of faith." it's a cross cultural music-infused love triangle. >> that's a lot, right? >> you play nina.
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and she meets jacob, who is an orthodox jewish cantor. he finds himself in alabama of all places. and you help him put his life back together. what drew you to this role? >> what i loved about it, it was very me if i wasn't a singer. i went to college to be a schoolteacher. she's a p.k. i'm a preacher's kid. she lived next door to the church. when i read the script, i immediately identified with her. >> let's watch a scene from the movie. you walk in on jacob. he's writing a song. and you start to sing together. >> yeah. ♪ at this moment believe me ♪ ♪ i believe in you i believe in you ♪ >> is that right? yeah. wow. >> that was really good. >> that was beautiful. >> good dimples. >> good dimples.
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>> a little bit. he's a wonderful actor. it was great having him around. he showed me things that were new to me. >> and you had another co-star, your son? >> i was completely a mom. but i was excited for him to have his moment, as well. >> what was it like being on the set with him? >> it was good. i had to remind myself, toni, you have to stay in character. stop being tony's mom. and i had michael t. bubba gump. always from "forrest gump." he's a wonderful actor and director. lifetime is so brave. to air something like this. i am a christian. jewish cantor. i'm african-american. he's caucasian. and they brought us together. showing that sometimes love prevails above differences. it's about finding your spirituality and love along the way. >> you sing so beautifully in the movie clip we just saw.
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and i've heard that you say you may want to hang up that singing hat. >> yes. >> how do you give up something you love? and you're so great at? >> thank you for that. i don't feel the love for music anymore. it's not affecting me and making me feel that thing i always felt when i performed. it's leaving me. i'm not sure what's going on in my life. maybe a female mid life crisis? >> you have to go where your heart is. >> my heart's not in it anymore. and i hate to say that. >> we see a lot of what goes on behind the scenes in "braxton family values," returning for a third season. what can we expect this time around? >> even more drama. let lots of that. we're very animated. we talk about what's going on in our lives. even if we're family, sometimes you don't like each other. some episodes are more daring than others. >> it looks like you had a lot of fun. >> we do have a lot of fun, yes. >> we have so much fun having
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you on. thanks for being with us. "twist of faith" premieres this saturday on lifetime. we'll be right back.
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robin roberts right there. a whole lot of love, coming back on february 20th. today, we want to thank d.j. kiss and d.j. m.o.s. for keeping us moving all day long. how do they love their jobs? >> and we love them doing their jobs. we want to thank tory for the
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"deals & steals." there's one more surprise. look underneath your chairs. there's a special gift. >> everybody wins. >> everybody wins. >> for whatever reason, we're down a sam. but we have his biggest fan, jillian here. tell them to go to "gma live!" >> go to "gma live!" >> >> >> slash live. good morning, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. here are the top stories for you today. cars of every make and model on display --
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the motor trend international auto show begins today. running through sunday. there are a lot of activities out there for the entire family to check out. you can also find the hours and ticket prices at our website. today -- conference will most likely i think be pretty positive. we can all agree on that. steve bisciotti and john harbaugh will be at the under armour center. one more official wrap-up of the weather on this wednesday morning. here's lynette. >> temperature in annapolis now 31 degrees and it is cold and those winds now beginning to pick up from the east at about 4 miles an hour. but look what we have in annapolis. we are dealing with plenty of cloud cover out there this morning. that trend will continue right into the afternoon. we are waiting for these two systems, the north and the south to come together. they'll do so as we go through the overnight. and with that we will have a wintry mix starting lingering into tomorrow morning. but through the day we will have rain aross the area. wrapping up on the backside and maybe some snow showers but blizzard conditions as we head
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into new england. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, here's a live look at a serious crash involving a tractor-trailer on 95 in harford county. traffic is getting by the right northbound shoulder right now at route 543. traffic jammed past route 24. you will want to stick with route 40 or 7 for your alternate routes. 695 much better here in parkville. no delays headed up to towson. the west side though still shrub irk here at liberty road. the outer loop moving slowly down to route 40. for those of you in howard county a crash on southbound columbia pike at old columbia reed. megan and charlie, over to you. all right, thanks for being with us, "the doctors" is coming up next. >> all right we'll see you tomorrow morning beginning at 4:30. have a great day.
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